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Photo Flash: Red Tape Theatre & Walkabout Theater Company Present  MOTHER OF SMOKE Photo Flash: Red Tape Theatre & Walkabout Theater Company Present MOTHER OF SMOKE
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Chicago

Red Tape Theatre and Walkabout Theater Company are pleased to present the world premiere of MOTHER OF SMOKE, a co-created production inspired by the collision of Chuck Mee's Trojan Women: A Love Story and Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, playing March 23 - April 15, 2017 at Pride Arts Center (The Broadway), 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. Directed by Walkabout's Artistic Director Thom Pasculli+, MOTHER OF SMOKE features original writing by Emma Stanton+, Morgan McNaught, Lucas Baisch and Ruth Margraff* with original music and text by Lucia Thomas. Tickets are currently available at www.redtapetheatre.org.  (more...)
About Face Theatre Prepares to Blast Off at WONKA BALL: FORBIDDEN PLANET About Face Theatre Prepares to Blast Off at WONKA BALL: FORBIDDEN PLANET
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Chicago

Get ready to blast off! About Face Theatre invites guests to the final frontier - space - for an out of this world evening at WONKA BALL: FORBIDDEN PLANET. The company's annual gala will be held Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8 pm (VIP Cocktail Reception at 7 pm) at Venue SIX10, 610 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.aboutfacetheatre.com or by calling (773) 784-8565.  (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at SIX STORIES TALL, Returning to Adventure Stage Chicago Photo Flash: First Look at SIX STORIES TALL, Returning to Adventure Stage Chicago
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Chicago

Drums and DJs. Monsters and mysteries. Victory. A legion of young heroes battles villains, saves the underdog, and once again makes dreams come true as Adventure Stage Chicago revives its electrifying 2012 production before embarking on its first-ever national tour. Influenced by comic books, video games, hip hop, urban mythology, and Latino folklore, this collection of vignettes celebrates youth as everyday heroes taking us on a thrilling, heartfelt journey. Scroll down for photos! (more...)
About Face Theatre Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff to Step Down About Face Theatre Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff to Step Down
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Chicago

The Board of Directors of About Face Theatre announced today that Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff will step down at the conclusion of the company's 2016-17 season. (more...)
Third Eye Theatre Ensemble's 2017 Season to Focus on Latin America Third Eye Theatre Ensemble's 2017 Season to Focus on Latin America
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Chicago

Third Eye Theatre Ensemble has announced its 4th season, which focuses on Latin America. (more...)
Provision Theater Company to Present REDEEMED: THE FALL AND RISE AND CHUCK COLSON Provision Theater Company to Present REDEEMED: THE FALL AND RISE AND CHUCK COLSON
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Chicago

Provision Theater Company presents the world premiere production of REDEEMED: THE FALL AND RISE OF CHUCK COLSON by Timothy Gregory. (more...)
Ivo van Hove's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, THE WOLVES and More Slated for Goodman Theatre's 2017-18 Season Ivo van Hove's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, THE WOLVES and More Slated for Goodman Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Chicago

Artistic Director Robert Falls announces Goodman Theatre's new 2017/2018 Season, which builds on the theater's 40-year commitment to producing works that are representative of American society. In announcing the new season, Falls serves up a dynamic mix of works from culturally and aesthetically diverse playwrights-new plays and revisited classics that address the most significant issues facing the country today. (more...)
Rivendell to Premiere Stage Adaptation of Margaret Atwood's ALIAS GRACE Rivendell to Premiere Stage Adaptation of Margaret Atwood's ALIAS GRACE
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Chicago

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the world premiere of Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, adapted for the stage by Jennifer Blackmer, and directed by RTE Co-Founder Karen Kessler. (more...)
ALADDIN Extends Carpet Ride in Chicago Into Fall; Tickets on Sale Next Month! ALADDIN Extends Carpet Ride in Chicago Into Fall; Tickets on Sale Next Month!
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Chicago

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago announced today that, due to popular demand, the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin will extend its stay in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph Street) through September 10, 2017. (more...)
Chance the Rapper, The Killers, Arcade Fire & More to Headline Lollapalooza 2017 Chance the Rapper, The Killers, Arcade Fire & More to Headline Lollapalooza 2017
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Chicago

Lollapalooza returns with another powerhouse lineup led by headliners Chance The Rapper, The Killers, Muse, Arcade Fire, The xx, Lorde, blink-182, DJ Snake, and Justice, delivering a diverse roster of some of the most exciting artists in today's music landscape (more...)
Photo Flash:  Barrel of Monkeys Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Attack of the Phantom of the BBQ Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Attack of the Phantom of the BBQ
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Chicago

Barrel of Monkeys invites you to enjoy a line-up of brand new stories this summer at THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Attack of the Phantom of the BBQ directed by Joseph Schupbach, playing Mondays at 8 pm from June 19 - July 17 and August 7 - 28, 2017 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Throughout the summer, Barrel of Monkeys will premiere new stories from the 2016-17 school year written by Chicago Public School students and adapted for the stage and performed by Barrel of Monkeys Company Members. Tickets are available at www.barrelofmonkeys.org or by calling (773) 506-7140.  (more...)
Wildclaw Theatre presents THE WOMAN IN BLACK Wildclaw Theatre presents THE WOMAN IN BLACK
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Chicago

WildClaw Theatre Company proudly presents THE WOMAN IN BLACK previews Tuesday, March 21st and Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017, press opening, Thursday, March 23rd with public opening Friday, March 24th. The classic bone-chilling play will be performed at The Den Theatre 1333 N Milwaukee Chicago. Thursday-Sundays until April 23rd. Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm. (more...)
Hell in a Handbag Productions Presents LADY X – A MUSICAL Hell in a Handbag Productions Presents LADY X – A MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Chicago

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to open its 15th season with the world premiere of LADY X - A MUSICAL, a shocking expose ripped from the headlines of yesteryear, playing from April 21 - June 10, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Single tickets and season subscriptions are currently available at www.handbagproductions.org or by calling (800) 838-3006. (more...)
The Other Theatre Company Announces Chicago Premiere of THREESOME The Other Theatre Company Announces Chicago Premiere of THREESOME
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Chicago

The Other Theatre Company (TOTC) announces the Chicago premiere of Threesome, written by Yussef El Guindi and direction by Jason Gerace, April 14 - May 21 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Previews are Friday, April 14, Saturday, April 15, Thursday, April 20, Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 at 8 p.m. Opening day is Sunday, April 23 at 2 p.m. The performance is 85 minutes with no intermission. The regular performance schedule, April 27 - May 21, is Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets for previews are $25 and for the regular run $30. Tickets are on sale now at theothertheatrecompany.com. (more...)
Underscore Theatre Company Presents  MY NAME IS ANNIE KING Underscore Theatre Company Presents MY NAME IS ANNIE KING
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Chicago

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to present the world premiere musical thriller MY NAME IS ANNIE KING, the story of a young man who stumbles into the world of a religious cult in backcountry Missouri, becoming intoxicated by its leader and his ideologies. With a bluegrass/folk infused score by Aaron Albert and Katy Rea and book by Krista Pioppa, the new musical is directed by Alex Higgin-Houser. In the tradition of Underscore's 2016 hit musical Haymarket: The Anarchist's Songbook, some members of the cast will play their own instruments. MY NAME IS ANNIE KING will play April 21 - May 28, 2016 at Underscore's new resident home The Pride Arts Center (The Broadway), 4139 N. Broadway in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at underscoretheatre.org.   (more...)
20th Annual Bob Blazier Run For The Arts to Benefit Raue Center 20th Annual Bob Blazier Run For The Arts to Benefit Raue Center
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Chicago

Raue Center For The Arts has announced the 20th Annual Bob Blazier Run For The Arts. Runners are encouraged to don the jersey, sweater or uniform of their favorite Chicago sports team and run for Raue Center! (more...)
Red Theater to Stage World Premiere of 'PRINCE MAX' by Ellen Struve Red Theater to Stage World Premiere of 'PRINCE MAX' by Ellen Struve
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Chicago

PRINCE MAX's Trewly Awful Trip to the Desolat Interior by Ellen Struve will make its World Premiere with the Red Theater this spring. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Griffin Theatre's IN TO AMERICA World Premiere Photo Flash: First Look at Griffin Theatre's IN TO AMERICA World Premiere
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Chicago

Griffin Theatre Company continues its 2016-17 Season, an exploration of the American Dream, with the world premiere of IN TO AMERICA, a 400-year journey through the immigrant experience, written by Artistic Director Bill Massolia (Letters Home) and directed by Dorothy Milne. IN TO AMERICA plays now through April 23, 2017 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. The press opening is Sunday, March 26. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
BWW Review: CIRCUS 1903 Has A Plethora of Family-Friendly Acts Up Its Sleeve BWW Review: CIRCUS 1903 Has A Plethora of Family-Friendly Acts Up Its Sleeve
by Rachel Weinberg on March 22, 2017 in Chicago

Come one, come all to CIRCUS 1903-THE GOLDEN AGE OF CIRCUS that has landed in Chicago with plenty of razzle dazzle circus acts and exhilarating feats to make this show a treat for the whole family. Directed by Neil Dorward, and featuring two magnificently rendered elephant puppets from Significant Object, the artistic company that was also behind WAR HORSE, CIRCUS 1903 is a feast for the eyes and recalls the delights of a classic traveling circus. (more...)
Photo Flash: CONCERT FOR AMERICA Stands Up and Sings Out in Chicago Photo Flash: CONCERT FOR AMERICA Stands Up and Sings Out in Chicago
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Chicago

The third edition of CONCERT FOR AMERICA took place on Monday, March 20 at 8pm at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.  (more...)
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Announces Casting for the World Premiere of THE FIREBIRDS TAKE THE FIELD Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Announces Casting for the World Premiere of THE FIREBIRDS TAKE THE FIELD
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Chicago

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the world premiere of The Firebirds Take the Field by Lynn Rosen and directed by Jessica Fisch. The Firebirds Take the Fieldruns April 15 - May 20, 2017, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.The Firebirds Take the Field is produced with support from the Alfred P. Sloane Foundation and Ensemble Studio Theater and is the second production of RTE's 2017 Season 'Exploring the Mind/Body Connection.' (more...)
Pride Films and Plays Announces the Great Trans* Play Contest^ Pride Films and Plays Announces the Great Trans* Play Contest^
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Chicago

The Chicago-based performing arts company Pride Films and Plays announces its inaugural The Great Trans* Play Contest. The international competition is open exclusively to playwrights who are transgender, gender queer, gender fluid, non-binary, or of other gender nonconforming identities, all referred to here as 'trans*.' The mission of this new competition is to specifically encourage new stories touching the trans* community and its members which are told with authentic trans* voices and thereby provide valuable opportunities for trans theatre artists in the disciplines of performance, direction, and management. In the process, Pride Films and Plays will foster trans* identified authors and help amplify their work within the queer and general theatre communities. (more...)
Writers Theatre presents THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Writers Theatre presents THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Chicago

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2016/17 season with The Mystery of Love & Sex written by Bathsheba Doran and directed by Marti Lyons. The production runs April 5 - July 2, 2017 in The Gillian Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)
Rachelle Ferrell, Mac McAnally, Garland Jeffreys and More On-Sale at City Winery Chicago Rachelle Ferrell, Mac McAnally, Garland Jeffreys and More On-Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Chicago

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces back-to-back shows with Rachelle Ferrell, 6-time CMA Musician of The Year award-winner Mac McAnally returns to City Winery, NY Blues Hall of Famer Garland Jeffreys and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, March 23 at noon at citywinery.com/chicago. (more...)
Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for KING OF THE YEES at Goodman Theatre Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for KING OF THE YEES at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Chicago

Explore the vivid history of America's largest Chinatown through the eyes of a new generation in Lauren Yee's King of the Yees - a Goodman Theatre-commissioned world premiere that was developed in the 2015 New Stages Festival. Yee's longtime collaborator Joshua Kahan Brody directs her offbeat and electric joy ride about living in the contemporary world while honoring one's rich ancestral heritage-and the conflict that ensues. The production will debut at A Contemporary Theatre and Canada's National Arts Centre later this year. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)